Manual Mobilization of the Joints, Vol 1: The Extremities

Discover the practical foundations of joint mobilization for the extremity joints in this updated 8th edition of Freddy Kaltenborn's classic book.

Description

This volume focuses on the underlying biomechanics and fundamentals of thrust and non-thrust manual joint treatment techniques for the extremity joints. The techniques were carefully selected to be safe in the hands of beginning students. Advanced mobilization progressions outside the resting position include guidelines for how and when it is safe to move toward and into the limit of movement restriction.

Photographs illustrate both basic and alternate grips and the use of wedges, fixation straps and mobilization straps. Includes companion DVD that features 158 short video clips (no audio). Illustrated.

This book is a companion to Manual Mobilization of the Joints, Volume­ 2: The Spine.

Written by Freddy Kaltenborn. 2014.

About this book

I wrote this book in the belief that manual joint evaluation, mobilization, and manipulation skills are important for all practitioners of orthopedic medicine and manipulative therapy, and that hands-on training should begin early in entry-level professional educational programs.

This textbook introduces manual extremity joint evaluation, mobilization, and manipulation techniques with an emphasis on the application of biomechanical principles. This textbook and its companion Manual Mobilization of the Joints, Volume­ 2: The Spine, are intended for beginning manual therapy practitioners. These books are also useful for practitioners who did not receive OMT Nordic System training during their professional education and must now learn these basic skills through continuing education courses and residencies.

New in the 8th Edition

The Convex-Concave Rule I introduced over four decades ago, has been widely misunderstood. In this edition I revisit the concept to clarify its use and misuse.

The 8th edition has been updated with an introduction to manipulative thrust techniques, both in theory and practice, in addition to conventional non-thrust mobilization techniques. I refined and developed these thrust techniques over decades of practice and believes them to be the safest way for student practitioners to develop manipulative skill.

Teachers of Kaltenborn-Evjenth OMT may notice subtle differences in grip and patient positioning compared with previous editions. These should be considered additional options for delivery of the technique rather than a replacement method, keeping in mind that grip and body position change depending on the momentary needs of both patient and practitioner.

Previous editions in English

1st edition, 1974 Manual Therapy for the Extremity Joints
2nd edition, 1976 Manual Therapy for the Extremity Joints
3rd edition, 1980 Mobilization of the Extremity Joints
4th edition, 1989 Manual Mobilization of the Extremity Joints
5th edition, 1999 Manual Mobilization of the Joints, Volume 1: The Extremities
6th edition, 2002 Manual Mobilization of the Joints, Volume 1: The Extremities

1st printing, 2002
2nd printing, 2007

7th edition, 2011 Manual Mobilization of the Joints, Volume 1: The Extremities
8th edition, 2014 Manual Mobilization of the Joints, Volume 1: The Extremities

1st printing, November 2014 USA
2nd printing, March 2015 EU
3rd printing, December 2015 EU

** Download “Resting Position” update for the 1st and 2nd printings.** [153KB PDF]

Where to Buy

English (USA)

OPTP, optp.com, +763.553.0452, (8th ed., 2014 USA)

Also available on Amazon

English (EU)

Norli, eksport@norli.no, +47.948.50.489, (8th ed., 2015 Norway)

Spanish

OMT España, info@omtspain.es

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